EU proposal for national opt-outs on GM crops

no gmo2By Rory Harrington
Food Production Daily

A proposal to allow individual countries in the European Union to opt out of growing genetically modified (GM) crops is to be tabled this week at a top-level meeting at the European Commission.

The bid for GM national self-determination comes as 11 nations plan to present a paper at the Environment Council on Thursday as a way to end the deadlock on GM authorisations that have frustrated EU member states and industry players alike for a number of years.

Individual countries to decide

Citing opposition amongst national populations, the proposal calls for a rethink on the process to sanction GM products.

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